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New procedure to submit applications for a visitor’s visa or a residence permit to Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.

The Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro will from Monday the 6th of January 2020 outsource the reception of applications for visitor’s visa and residence permit to VFS Global.

Prospective applicants in Brazil are affected by the new procedure. If you are a resident of Brasil and need a visitor’s visa to travel to Sweden, Denmark or Iceland, you are to follow the same procedure as Norway is handling visa matters on behalf of these countries in Brasil.

The application requirements remain the same, but there are some changes that you should be aware of:


  • Where to apply?

Starting 6th January 2020 all applicants must meet and apply in person at VFS Global in Rio de Janeiro:

Rua da Assembléia 10, Edifício Candido Mendes, sala 3513, Centro – Rio de Janeiro

E-mail: - Phone: 11 3230-2207  

Before you can hand in your application, you must register and pay your application in the Application Portal:

The visa application centre accepts applications with prior appointment from 08.00 to 16.00 Monday to Friday, except bank holidays.


  • Introduction of a service fee

In addition to the application fee payable online when you register your application in the Application Portal Norway, your application will also be subject to a service fee charged by VFS Global. The service fee is 30 EUR and payable to VFS Global on your application day.

For information about fees, including refund policies, see the website of VFS Global and .

VFS will perform non-judgemental tasks - accepting applications and supporting documents for visas and residence permits, including enrolment of biometrics on behalf of the Embassy and Consulate General. VFS will also answer general queries about visas, residence permits and application procedures.

More information will follow on our website. You may contact us via e-mail if you have questions related to the new procedure and how this affects you.